Jill Tavelman With Her Unsuccessful Married Life That Ended With A Costly Divorce; Revealed About Being Cheated On By Husband

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There are many examples available when it comes to a costly divorce, and for instance, there is the divorce of Robert Herjavec with his entrepreneur ex-wife Diana Plese which cost him about $263 million. However, Jill Tavelman has a different side of her married life. Jill Tavelman did have a costly divorce, moreover, her husband cheated on her.
Jill Tavelman With Her Unsuccessful Married Life That Ended With A Costly Divorce; Revealed About Being Cheated On By Husband

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth Apr 09, 1956
  • Age 65 Years, 5 Months
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Actress
  • Ethnicity/Race Caucasian
  • Daughter/s Lily Collins
  • Relationship Status Single (2019)
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Ex-Husband Phil Collins (m. 1984–1996)
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Height/ How Tall? N/A
  • Hair Long
  • Hair Color Blonde
  • Lesbian No

Divorces are always painful but what's harder is when you got to pay millions of dollars for the settlement. 

Sharing a similar kind of scenario were Jill Tavekman and Phil Collins. The American actress and her ex-husband had an expensive split, right after Phil, the rock and roll legend, cheated on his wife.

As a result, he had to pay the price worth millions just like Robert Herjavec, who paid alimony of $263 million to his ex-wife Diana Plese.  

Read down below to know how Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman are leading their life after divorce.  

Jill Tavelman and Phil Collins' Married Life:

Jill Tavelman was married to her husband, Genesis frontman  Phil Collins in 1984. The couple welcomed their daughter, Lilly Collins, on March 18, 1989, who grew up to become an actress.

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Jill was the second wife to Phil as he was previously married to Andrea Bertorelli but unfortunately, couldn’t be the last. The couple split in 1996, 12 years after being together as a married couple.

Jill Tavelman with her daughter Lily Collins and ex-husband Phil Collins at the Mirror Mirror Premiere (Source:

Surprisingly, Phil Collins used one of the cruelest ways of ending a relationship, i.e., break up through a FAX. The 65 years old singer sent Jill a FAX explaining how he felt about them and their future, along with Lily, who was just five years at that time. However, after the divorce, Jill received a massive amount of $17 million for the divorce settlement.

Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman's Shocking Tragedy: 

When Phil sent the heartbreaking FAX to Jill, he was allegedly having an affair with a woman; for the second time. When Lilly Collins came up with a book ‘Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me,’ which excerpts her father’s memoir, 'Not Dead Yet,' she revealed Phil cheat on her mother, i.e., Jill.

His first affair started in 1992, the time when Phil was performing in LA and met his childhood romance, Lavinia Lang. He wrote,

“Seeing her: time stops, then rattles backward, fast, dizzyingly, to teenage dreams.  I am not thinking about my nearby wife, 3-year-old daughter and mother-in-law. I know that recounting this makes me sound like a right shallow bastard. But I’m not that way. I’m very loyal. Very committed.”

Phil and Lavinia even came to a decision on leaving their partners, but later, Lavinia backed off from the plan in fear of losing her kids, and no reported harm was done to his relationship with his wife.

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After that, Phil stayed faithful to her and her child, but that was until Phil met Orianne Cevey, who at that time served as a translator in Geneva. He wrote,

“For the next couple of days, I’m like a dog with two tails, but at the same time: I’m about to go to Paris. And in Paris, I’m due to meet my wife and our 5-year-old daughter, who are flying in from London. What have I done? Well, I know what I’ve done. I’ve betrayed my wife and child. Again. And I’ve set sail for perilously uncharted waters. ‘Meet Phil Collins’ new mystery girlfriend. She’s young enough to be his daughter.’ Ticks all the midlife crisis boxes.”

“I try to outline the way I feel about us, about the future. The most reliable and quickest way to get this letter to her is to fax rather than post it. So that’s what I do.”

Phil Collins with ex-wife Orianne Cevey in Switzerland in 2009. (Source:

Eventually, on the second time, Phil left his family, allegedly leaving a breakup message on FAX, and went on marrying Orianne in 1999, only to get divorced from her in 2008. For the divorce settlement with Jill, he had to pay around $50 million.

Looking at Phil's massive net worth of $260 million, a few millions shouldn't have been much of an issue to him.

After three failed marriages, Phil started dating Dana Tyler, who works as a newsreader. But their relationship soon fell apart as Philip again reunited with Orianne. in 2016. However, their relationship again took a U-turn as Orianne had secretly married another man.

Phil filed an eviction notice against her in October 2020, to which she has refused to comply.

As for Jill - who currently owns and runs an antique store in West Hollywood, California - she is not known to have dated any men after her divorce from Phil. She is enjoying her days with her daughter Lily Collins, who is an actress. 

Divorce Through FAX, A Hoax?

After a decade, Phil finally broke the silence and addressed that FAX was not the source through which he asked for a divorce to Jill. He said,

“[It] really hurt my career or my public persona, and it was based on an untruth... So, I just thought it would be an opportunity just to lay it all out, and if I say it didn’t happen, I’m trusting that people will believe me.”

Jill Tavelman's Net Worth

Jill once made the news for buying a house next door to her for $4 million more than the quoted price as she paid a sum of $12.4 million to prevent the house from being torn down to make a mega-mansion. This purchase solely gives hints that Jill Tavelman has a net worth exceeding $10 million.

Adding more to her net worth is the huge $50 million dollars that she received from her divorced settlement with Phil Collins. 

Jill Tavelman Wikipedia: Bio & Height

Jill Tavelman was born on 9 April 1956 in LA Country, California, USA. She stands tall at the height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m). 

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She has appeared in a movie named Extra with Billy Bush (1994).